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    Added a ski boat to the garage....

    ...and the first thing that I learned:

    I can NOT ride this boat, in the same spots that I am used to taking my MSX 150!

    It has a Mercruiser I/O, and even though I was over a mile from shore in the Gulf of Mexico...I managed to 'hit' an oyster bed, and bend up an expensive stainless steel prop! Ride the ski there all the time.

    And, yes...Toby (the infamous 'Lost in the Gulf' dog) can now run around the boat, to his heart's content!


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    You should put your Toby in a maryland trap by that oyster bed and see how many crabs he catches in a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAR BAY H.O. View Post
    You should put your Toby in a maryland trap by that oyster bed and see how many crabs he catches in a week.
    The way that he 'scratches' now...I think that he has already caught his 'crab' limit!

    Looking into getting a depth finder...any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_Road View Post
    The way that he 'scratches' now...I think that he has already caught his 'crab' limit!

    Looking into getting a depth finder...any thoughts?
    Just use a 4 ouncer, they always seem to find bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_Road View Post
    The way that he 'scratches' now...I think that he has already caught his 'crab' limit!

    Looking into getting a depth finder...any thoughts?
    Standard Horizon make a very good depth gauge/sounder.
    several transducers to choose from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pale Rider View Post
    Standard Horizon make a very good depth gauge/sounder.
    several transducers to choose from.
    Went to their website...VERY nice stuff!

    Probably more than I need, although I could change my mind when I get some pricing.

    Since I don't really do any fishing...the fish finder feature could be adding to the depth finder cost. And, I am definitely looking for a good thru hull setup....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pale Rider View Post
    Standard Horizon make a very good depth gauge/sounder.
    several transducers to choose from.
    Is there a technical standard to the sensor portion of a depth system?

    In other words, can any depth sensor be plugged into any display, or is it all manufacturer specific?

    I have a Polaris MFI display with depth readout feature, but I have zero information on what it needs in terms of the sensor, other than the 4-pin Deutsch connector on the back of the display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_Road View Post
    ...and the first thing that I learned:

    I can NOT ride this boat, in the same spots that I am used to taking my MSX 150!

    It has a Mercruiser I/O, and even though I was over a mile from shore in the Gulf of Mexico...I managed to 'hit' an oyster bed, and bend up an expensive stainless steel prop! Ride the ski there all the time.

    And, yes...Toby (the infamous 'Lost in the Gulf' dog) can now run around the boat, to his heart's content!

    i would check the lower unit to see if that isn't damaged, usually the lower unit would give before a stainless steel prop(ps i may have one for sale if interested) on our boat we dont usually run aluminum props that way for one the prop is most of the time only damaged..and they're cheaper to replace. Its always a good thing to have a spare prop on board also

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorilla03 View Post
    i would check the lower unit to see if that isn't damaged, usually the lower unit would give before a stainless steel prop(ps i may have one for sale if interested) on our boat we dont usually run aluminum props that way for one the prop is most of the time only damaged..and they're cheaper to replace. Its always a good thing to have a spare prop on board also
    The lower unit seems to be fine...missing some paint, and a couple of gouges out of the leading edge. Made it back to the dock, with some vibration.

    What prop do you have? My unit is an Alpha.

    I used to think that my PWC was a major problem child...mostly about things to worry about. But a boat...takes the cake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_Road View Post
    The lower unit seems to be fine...missing some paint, and a couple of gouges out of the leading edge. Made it back to the dock, with some vibration.

    What prop do you have? My unit is an Alpha.

    I used to think that my PWC was a major problem child...mostly about things to worry about. But a boat...takes the cake!

    yeah if you really want to stick the money into it i believe quicksilver makes a bolt on stainless steel skeg guard to replace the gouges and such....

    il have to look this weekend all i remember about the prop is that its a 4 blade and i think the pitch is 21...il take a look, if your interested in going the aluminum way i may have a 3 blade 21pitch...basically the difference between a 3 and 4 blade(same pitch) is that on a 3 blade you're going to be running higher rpms at cusing speed and a 4 blade is going to lower the rpms...

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